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‘I am leaving’ … but only when I can afford to!

Research shows that thousands of people have to live with ex-partners after making the emotional decision to end a relationship. This is in a bid to save money amid soaring housing costs.

The research suggests that 235,000 Londoners are choosing to move in with a current partner for mainly financial reasons. A further 128,000 have been forced to continue sharing a home with an ex-partner after the relationship has ended.

This problem is not restricted to Londonand the South East, charity Shelter has warned. The problem lies with the rental market, where there are stories of people paying landlords three to six months’ rents in advance in order to secure properties. Plus, it is said that 55% of authorities inEngland, the average private rental for a two bedroomed home is more that 35% of the average take home pay.

Swain & Co.’s housing specialist solicitors say that this level is widely considered unaffordable.

Our specialist family law, divorce and separation solicitors are also concerned, stating that it is unacceptable that the cost of housing is controlling the way in which many people live their lives. But, it is a sad truth that it money does so often dictate what we do.

In times of emotional decisions to choose to end a relationship, you will need sound legal advice that is affordable. That is why Swain & Co.’s solicitors has created our fixed fee divorce, as well as fixed fees for children and financial matters.

As our legal service offer is wide ranging, Swain & Co. can also provide you with legal advice on housing matters.

Speak to our family law specialists today on 02392 492967 or 02380 63 1111.

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